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Race Results:

26 June 2013 - Happy Valley
RACE

Race 1 - ARBUTHNOT HANDICAP

Class 5 - 1000M - C
Course: HV Cloudy
Going: g/f
Finish Time: 0:57.3
Sectional Time: 12.67 21.67 22.97

PlaceHorse NoHorse NameJockeyTrainerRateWeightONRDDrawMarginTimeIn RunningSection Time
15GOOD SMILE (K360)G. MosseL. Ho351285.4410:57.31-1-112.67 21.67 22.97
22CHINA GOOD (L258)H. W. LaiT. W. Leung3913089.212N0:57.310-11-213.27 21.87 22.22
33HIGHLAND DRAGON (N265)R. FourieS. Woods38131101391.250:57.511-10-313.31 21.79 22.41
41GRACYTOM (L408)Z. PurtonC. Fownes401337.16.571.750:57.68-9-413.19 21.79 22.62
56MEGA (N243)T. BerryD. Cruz35128107.452.500:57.79-6-513.23 21.55 22.93
68KING OF THE DAY (L324)C. K. TongNg Ting-keung33124204722.750:57.76-3-612.95 21.63 23.18
74ASMODAI (M101)C. Y. LuiNg Bik-kuen361225.24.343.500:57.83-2-712.75 21.63 23.50
810KOWLOON EAST KING (N215)T. AnglandA. T. Millard311242849113.750:57.95-7-812.91 21.91 23.10
99JUST FOLLOW ME (N198)A. SuboricsA. Lee321252132340:57.94-5-912.79 21.83 23.33
1011HANNIBAL BARCA (M367)K. C. LeungP. O'Sullivan281191419104.500:58.02-4-1012.71 21.87 23.46
117TELECOM TOP STAR (L276)D. WhyteT. W. Leung34127161184.750:58.012-12-1113.95 21.71 22.42
1212BARCELONA TOO (N093)K. C. NgD. Ferraris201088.81966.250:58.37-8-1213.07 21.91 23.34
Sire:Zorro's Lad
Breed of the Winning Horse:GOOD SMILE
Dam:Malvern Lass
Pool Winning Combination Dividend (HK$)
win 5 40
place 5 16
2 32.5
3 39
quinella 2-5 236.5
quinella place 2-5 77
3-5 112
2-3 188.5
tierce 5-2-3 2322
trio 2-3-5 581
first 4 1-2-3-5 489

Recap by phillip woo

Favourite Good Smile held the rails vying for the lead with Asmodai from gate one, established a length advantage rounding the final bend, opened up by two approaching the 200m and was paddling late while just holding China Good for the win. China Good was switched off second from the rear, pushed widest out upon straightening and was finishing up furiously to just miss with a drop in grade. Highland Dragon was patiently ridden third from the rear, straightened three deep and ran on nicely to secure a placing 100m out. Gracytom settled behind midfield and one off the rails, shifted into the clear with three wider out at the 200m and ran on steadily to finish a non-threatening fourth. Mega recovered to settled midfield and on the rails after a slow break, was shut out of a run along the rails approaching the 220m, shifted outside King Of The Day soon after and kept on reasonably well thereafter. He's getting the hang of things and may be ready to get away with a race in this grade. Sensationally-backed late, Asmodai was hard ridden to sit outside the leader at the 800m, rounded the final bend five deep and was running on flat passing the 200m. Telecom Top Star was picking up ground five-to-six deep upon straightening, but had to slam on the brakes 60m out.

Racing Incident Report

Race One: (723)-ARBUTHNOT HANDICAP - Class 5 - 1000Metres

MEGA began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped BARCELONA TOO.

TELECOM TOP STAR was crowded for room at the start between GRACYTOM and HIGHLAND DRAGON which was taken in slightly by HANNIBAL BARCA.

After this, despite being vigorously ridden along, TELECOM TOP STAR became detached from the main body of the field in the early stages.

Near the 800 Metres, JUST FOLLOW ME lost ground when awkwardly placed between GOOD SMILE and ASMODAI which got its head on the side and shifted in slightly.

GRACYTOM was held up in the early part of the Straight and near the 250 Metres shifted to the outside of HANNIBAL BARCA to obtain clear running.

This resulted in BARCELONA TOO racing in restricted room between GRACYTOM and KOWLOON EAST KING until near the 200 Metres.

Passing the 250 Metres, MEGA was steadied and shifted to the outside of KING OF THE DAY when disappointed for running inside that horse.

Approaching the 100 Metres, HANNIBAL BARCA was shifted out away from the heels of ASMODAI which shifted out slightly.

Passing the 70 Metres, TELECOM TOP STAR, which was closing off the race strongly, was severely checked when disappointed for running between JUST FOLLOW ME (A Suborics) and ASMODAI (Apprentice C Y Lui) which got its head on the side and shifted in away from GRACYTOM which also shifted in away from CHINA GOOD.

In this incident, A Suborics stopped riding his mount and shifted JUST FOLLOW ME in in an attempt to alleviate the tightening to TELECOM TOP STAR.

Because of this, JUST FOLLOW ME was not ridden out all the way to the end of the race.

Apprentice Lui was advised that whilst there was some circumstances to this incident, nonetheless in similar situations he would be expected to stop riding and straighten his mount wherever possible.

Throughout the race, HANNIBAL BARCA travelled wide and without cover.

H W Lai (CHINA GOOD) was fined a sum of $4,000 for raising his whip arm above shoulder height in the latter part of the Straight.

In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into consideration that H W Lai had been previously penalized on a number of occasions this season in respect of this matter.

After the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that JUST FOLLOW ME had lost its right front plate.

A veterinary inspection of ASMODAI immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.

GOOD SMILE and CHINA GOOD were sent for sampling.